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Team news: three Tottenham players out vs. Newcastle

And none of them are central midfielders, so that’s something.

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Well, yesterday was a rush, but there’s still the business of the Premier League to think about, so no rest for the weary. Tottenham Hotspur host Newcastle at Wembley Stadium on Saturday in the early kick-off, and the club released their injury news this morning. And that news is about as good as you could hope for, all things considered. Harry Kane and Dele Alli continue to rehabilitate, and Ben Davies will miss his third consecutive match with a groin injury.

Yes, having Kane and Alli out sucks blue whale (the largest animal ever to exist on planet earth) but the injury list doesn’t contain any central midfielders, unless you consider Dele to be a central mid which is I guess a valid nitpicky point. Either way, Spurs will have all of Victor Wanyama, Eric Dier, Harry Winks, and Moussa Sissoko available to choose from against new Newcastle signing Miguel Almiron.

And speaking of Kane, he posted a Twitter video of him undergoing training and rehabilitation from his ankle injury. I don’t know enough about rehab to know if he’s on track, returning early, or what but it sure looks like he’s making progress.

As for Toon, Jonjo “Voldemort” Shelvey and Mohamed Diame are getting close to a return to action after injuries. Attacker Ki Sung-yeung returned from the Asian Cup with an injury, which is a fate that Spurs avoided with Son Heung-Min.

Edit: After posting, I was contacted by our friends at Coming Home Newcastle, who notified me that Almiron will not be suiting up for the Spurs match because he hasn’t yet received a work permit (but that one is forthcoming). They suggested that Toon academy product Sean Longstaff, who has been playing for the past month, is likely to start instead.